A View from the Bridge essays

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On Brooklyn Bridge, American playwright, Arthur Miller, had noticed graffiti during his walks that read: ‘Dov'è Pete Panto?' which translates from Italian as: ‘Where is Pete Panto?' The message also began appearing on subway stations and on office buildings at Court Street in downtown Brooklyn. After he was known the story behind the graffiti, he learned about the lives and...
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Eddie Carbone who is the main protagonist of Arthur Miller’s play A View From The Bridge’ has a very stereotypical view of how a ‘real man’ should be. As can be evidenced with is attitude towards Rodolpho, Eddie is intolerant and even hostile towards those who do not follow the traditional image of a man. Threats to his honour or...
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Betrayal and love are both prevalent themes that are explored frequently, especially together, in plays such as Arthur Miller’s ‘A View from the Bridge’. Betrayal in this play takes many forms, causing people and relationships to break down and change. Love is obvious in all the relationships in the play, but as the play progresses, these relationships change and morph...
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A View from the Bridge is a tragedy set in the industrial dockyards of Brooklyn in the 1950s after the destructive Second World War. Eddie Carbone, middle-aged, working class, and suffering from deep-rooted confusion generates conflict with all the characters he interacts with due to his toxic masculinity and manipulative personality. This is principally expressed through the conflict between the...
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Coursework English literature Miller constructs protagonists who are destroyed by their obsessive need to defend their masculine self-image. How far do you agree this applies to both Willy Loman and Eddie Carbone? The 1950s, in the USA, was a period of radical change for men in the workplace, as academic attributes became increasingly appreciated and the white collar and corporate...
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